WHAT WE BRING BACK

John F. Burns spent forty years covering world events for The New York Times. In an article written after his retirement in 2015, Burns recalled the words of a close friend and fellow journalist who was dying of cancer. “Never forget,” his colleague said,”it’s not how far you’ve travelled; it’s what you’ve brought back.” PsalmContinue reading “WHAT WE BRING BACK”

DIDN’T GET CREDIT OR RECOGNITION?

Hollywood musicals were wildly popular during the 1950’s and 1960’s, and three actresses in particular-Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood, and Deborah Kerr-thrilled viewers with their compelling performances. But a huge part of the appeal of these actresses was the breathtaking singing that enhanced their acting. In fact, the classic films’ successes were actually due in largeContinue reading “DIDN’T GET CREDIT OR RECOGNITION?”

WHAT REMAINS IN THE EYE

The hummingbird gets its English name from the hum made by its rapidly beating wings. In other languages, it is known as the “flower-kisser” (Portuguese) or “flying jewels” (Spanish). Another interesting name for this beauty is biulu, “what remains in the eye” (Mexican). In other words, once you see a hummingbird, you’ll never forget it.Continue reading “WHAT REMAINS IN THE EYE”